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Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum

Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
+61 1300 390 119
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Be incarcerated in J Ward Lunatic Asylum, home of the criminally insane *J Ward Division of Aradale Lunatic Asylum *First and oldest Ararat ghost tour *Ararat's most visited attraction *Multi award winning tours *As seen on Postcards, Coxy's Big Break, Eat Play Stay
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  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Girdlestone Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was extremely disappointed in this tour. Very amateurish. The guide was less than convincing in his stories and commentary was laughable. No sign of spirits. Wet night and had to stand outside in rain without a complimentary brolly. Wouldn’t waste your money Liz

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had been to the Aradale lunatic asylum the night before, we weren't sure if we would have time to do the J Ward tour as we needed to get back to Melbourne. We decided to go ahead and do the day...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We visited J-Ward for a Friday night 2 your tour. It started at 8.00pm and ended at around 10.00pm. Steve was our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgable and friendly! He set a great atmosphere which made for an excellent night. Would definitely recommend.More

Thank SamanthaJC87
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Samantha, thank you for your review on Lantern Tours JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour in Ararat, Victoria. We are happy to hear you found your ghost host for the evening Steve to be knowledgeable, friendly and created the atmosphere for you to enjoy your...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I can't thank Lantern Ghost Tours and their brilliant host for the evening, Steve, enough for the wonderful evening of ghost adventures and history presented to my group of 15 from Adelaide in March. I've got another small-group tour planned for late September/early October and...More

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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Jeff, thank you for your review on the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. We are pleased to hear your group enjoyed your private tour of JWard in Ararat , Victoria and you are happy with our ghost host Steve, I will be sure to...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cold night for a ghost tour by lanterns. Your guide was interactive including putting people in straight jackets. Awesome night outMore

Thank Victoria B
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Victoria, thank you for your review on the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour, located in Ararat, Victoria. It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It is great to hear that you...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This place has s me great potential. The history itself was very insightful, however I feel as though our guide lacked enthusiasm or something. Maybe if they wore a costume and played the tour up a little. I hope no this tour group should go...More

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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Natskii, thanks for your review after attending the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. That's great to hear you found the history of the venue very insightful and the venue has great potential for ghost tours. We are sorry to hear you felt your ghost...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A good fun night with Steve telling us about the history. Steve used squak box and other meters to see if ghosts were around, he chats with them like old friends. A must do. FunMore

1  Thank robynterese
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Robyn, thank you for your review on the JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with Lantern Tours, I will pass on your kind feedback to your ghost host Steve, We hope to see you again on...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This review comes with a lot of caveats. First of all, the guide was brilliant. I have a phobia, and he was more than willing to give me the information I needed to keep myself calm. Rarely has anyone dealt with it so well. Our...More

2  Thank Pamelakd
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It's great to hear you found our guides to be helpful and knowledgeable, I will be sure to pass your kind words on. As this is a ghost tour we...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visited the J Ward with a friend on the "2" hour night tour on the 14/10/17. Hosts were lovely and the history was very interesting and would have loved to hear more instead of waiting in silence for the random ghosts vaguely related to the...More

1  Thank Amelly22
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Amelly, thank you for posting your review after attending JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It's great to hear our ghost hosts were lovely and you found the history very interesting. This venue has so much history and we do try to keep to our...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I recently attended the J-Ward asylum with my wife and I'll be honest, I was not massively impressed. The property was beaitiful from the outside (and on the inside) and gave a very ghostly vibe. Unfortunately the tour was seriously lackluster. The photos supplied at...More

1  Thank Gareth J
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Lantern G, Front Office Manager at Lantern Ghost Tours, J Ward Lunatic Asylum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Gareth, thank you for your review on our JWard Lunatic Asylum ghost tour. It is only through feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to offer fun, entertaining ghost tours. It is great to hear that you found the property &...More

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